Footwork in boxing and Muay Thai is very important and can transform you from being a novice, into being an advanced practitioner. It is also the first step to combining footwork with strategy to develop ring generalship.
Some shadow boxing routines focus solely on footwork and movement, which of course will greatly enhance the way you use your feet in the ring. Gain a better understanding of how to move forward and backward and side to side. Once you become more comfortable with your movement, you can start moving at angles, and learn how to pivot.
One of the most important benefits you will gain from shadow boxing is increased ring intelligence. The best boxers and Muay Thai fighters in the world all have great ring intelligence and know exactly how their movements affect the outcome of a bout. An obvious sign of an intelligent fighter is knowing how to dictate the pace of a fight with intelligent movement and ring generalship.
You have to know when to force the action, and when to retreat and allow your opponent to come forward so you can counter. Being able to visualize yourself facing an imaginary opponent is a huge part of shadow boxing and is very important when learning how to fight.
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